I knitted a hat top-down with a stranded 2:2 rib edge. What would be an nice-looking and adequately stretchy bind-off?

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I recommend a variation of Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off (JSSBO) explained here over at Knitty.com. An additional resource for this technique is this drawing provided by Interweave: enter image description here

The drawing demonstrates the JSSBO technique in a k2:p1 ribbing pattern. To use JSSBO for binding-off a k2:p2 ribbing, such as the one shown below, simply apply the knit-type and purl-type techniques described in Step 1–>Step 2 in corresponding fashion upon the k2:p2 stitches of the ribbing. (Therefore you could use this bind-off on any ratio of ribbing!)

As you can see it is a nice looking bind off: enter image description here enter image description here

  • This is always the bind-off that I use for stretchy patterns :) Feb 28, 2019 at 18:24

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